Purpose of components of type :static-file?

Dave Cooper david.cooper at genworks.com
Tue May 26 16:29:37 UTC 2015


What is the intended purpose of the :static-files component-type in ASDF? I
see a couple examples of their use in the ASDF manual, but didn't see an
explanation or real example of how to use them downstream from including
them in the defsystem form in the .asd file.

Presumably they can be used for README, license, example files, and other
resources which go with a system but are not Lisp source files to be
compiled and loaded with the system.

If so, then what are the supported/expected operations with static-files?
For example, is there a way to query a system for files of type
:static-file, so that you can do something with them (e.g. copy them to a
distribution directory)?

Best Regards,


P.S. my apologies if this has been discussed in this list before

My Best,

Dave Cooper, Genworks Support
david.cooper at genworks.com, dave.genworks.com(skype)
+1 248-330-2979
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